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Artist:
Title:
Dream Logic
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B25) $25.98 

Dream Logic is Matt BachmannÊs newest album· a hypnotic blend of teary ambient-pop songs and cinematic instrumentals. Its 11 tracks stretch and experiment with genre while holding true to a natural flow. Fans of BachmannÊs last two (and vastly different) Orindal releases· Walking Preference (2019) and Unconditional Love (2018)· will appreciate the way Dream Logic manages to expand on both. Up until this record, I had carefully contained my musical styles into neat collections· recording songwriting material under the moniker "Big Eater," recording jazz-oriented instrumental music under the moniker "Pachanga," and recording repetitive melodic drone music under my own name, says Bachmann. "The guiding principle behind Dream Logic was to integrate these modalities of music making, allowing whatever was going to come out to come out, and not worry if it made sense. The album was recorded mostly alone, with Bachmann shaping sounds with guitar pedals or his cassette console's Varispeed functions, slowing down or speeding up tracks to interesting results. Influenced by his years playing bass and recording with Mega Bog, Bachmann enlisted a large cast of players to fill out the record with decorative charms. Kyle Boston (Guitar) and Brady Custis (Production/Guitar) helped lay the foundation for Dream Logic's textual roux before Boggers Derek Baron (Drums), Will Murdoch (Synths), James Krivchenia (Percussion), and others added their signature spices to the sonic cauldron. Though lyrically sparse, Bachmann makes what is uttered on Dream Logic count. His sad reflections and hazy rearview images indirectly illuminate some of the more difficult moments from his life in particular, the loss of his father in 2013 to Lou GehrigÊs disease. The exuberant, vibraphone-heavy single "Apple Pie" is a tribute to his father's baking hobby that he continued even as his mind began to deteriorate; "My Dad and His Boat" references a story repeatedly told by Bachmann's grandmother that may or may not have been colored by her growing dementia. Each of these memories is presented as a fragment from some subconscious association, causing a muscle to tense up before flying away as quickly as it came. All are mindfully followed by the space to reflect·or zone out·as one sees fit.

Artist:
Title:
Voices In My Head (genre Whiplash)
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: TC
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-28-22) This is the USB Music card version of the album, aka USB memory stick. Back pOrchEstra is a helter-in-Place-inspired musical outfit ...a small Singer-Songwriter combo, develops into small semi-acoustic back porch orchestra befitting the newfound minimalism of the current times... going back to the basics... dishing out new original material and yet also some ancestral, historic American Roots heirloom selections. Formed for the first time this locked-down summer (2020), they have conducted several live shows and live streaming episodes as well as a recent foray into the Big-Pink-style living room recording facilities of Globe Records (as featured in the recent New Copasetics release). This band is genre-busting, or more accurately genre-fusing...with influences of: Roots Rock, Americana, acoustic blues, Western Swing, Cajun, Pop-Rock, New Orleans and Kitchen Sink music... These all-star players have worked with Etta James, Commander Cody, California Honeydrops, Tommy Castro, New Copasetics, Narada and Mavis Staples. Catch them at BackPorchEstra.com Back pOrchEstra is Tim Eschliman (vocals & resonator guitar, worked with Etta James, Commander Cody, New Copasetics, Christmas Jug Band), Bowen Brown (drums, John Lee Hooker, Tommy Castro, Rhythmtown-Jive), Candy Girard (violin, Delaney Bramlet, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black and with Jerry Garcia on his album

Artist:
Title:
Voices In My Head (genre Whiplash)
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

Back pOrchEstra is a Shelter-in-Place-inspired musical outfit ...a small Singer-Songwriter combo, develops into small semi-acoustic back porch orchestra befitting the newfound minimalism of the current times... going back to the basics... dishing out new original material and yet also some ancestral, historic American Roots heirloom selections. Formed for the first time this locked-down summer (2020), they have conducted several live shows and live streaming episodes as well as a recent foray into the Big-Pink-style living room recording facilities of Globe Records (as featured in the recent New Copasetics release). This band is genre-busting, or more accurately genre-fusing... with influences of: Roots Rock, Americana, acoustic blues, Western Swing, Cajun, Pop-Rock, New Orleans and Kitchen Sink music... These all-star players have worked with Etta James, Commander Cody, California Honeydrops, Tommy Castro, New Copasetics, Narada and Mavis Staples. Catch them at BackPorchEstra.com Back pOrchEstra is Tim Eschliman (vocals & resonator guitar, worked with Etta James, Commander Cody, New Copasetics, Christmas Jug Band), Bowen Brown (drums, John Lee Hooker, Tommy Castro, Rhythmtown-Jive), Candy Girard (violin, Delaney Bramlet, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black and with Jerry Garcia on his album "Cats Down Under the Stars"), Beau Beaullieau (bass, California Honeydrops) and Jackson Allen (elec. guitar, Narada). This single also includes Vicki Randle (percussion, Dr. John, Herbie Hancock, Mavis Staples and the Tonight Show Band) Kathy Kennedy (Big Bang Beat) on backing vocals and Jack O'Hara (Eggs Over Easy) on "voices".

Artist:
Title:
Sixteen Men Swinging
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This CD is the fifth of a series featuring the great Count Basie And His Orchestra at Birdland, This CD features “live” performances from the 29th of April 1954, July the 30th 1954, August the 3rd 1954 and August the 6th 1954. Featuring arrangements by Neal Hefti, A.K.Salim and Buster Harding and performances by notable luminaries of this high powered orchestra.

Artist:
Title:
Each Step
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

With a fat, warm tone threading through the jazz cymbal groove with poetic patience, guitarist Nathan Borton celebrates his Midwest musical inspirations - particularly Grant Green & Wes Montgomery - with blues-drenched lines & rhythms on this, his debut recording. Along with jazz masters Xavier Davis on piano, bassist Rodney Whitaker, drummer Keith Hall, and the front line of saxophonist Diego Rivera & bass trombonist Chris Glassman, we don't just hear a tribute to evergreen jazz guitar purism, but rather a complete, satisfying journey through the rich tradition of straight-ahead jazz. From the hard swinging "Milestones," or Tin Pan Alley classics such as "Just One of Those Things," through five originals from Borton and his mentor/producer Randy Napoleon, we discover a young talent with a deep wellspring of ideas and a penchant for surprising musical moments. "Borton makes being a hip, swinging, soulful guitar player, relevant again." - Michael Dease.

Artist:
Title:
Usb Memory Stick Double Feature - Christmas On The Moon Single + Live From The West Pole Album
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: TC
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-28-22) This new USB memory stick double feature contains the new for 2021 "CHRISTMAS ON THE MOON" single as well as the entire "LIVE FROM THE WEST POLE" album both by The Christmas Jug Band, plus album cover art, liner notes and info all on a USB Music Card, AKA USB memory stick, now compatible with more computers and car stereos than the classic CD format. Billionaires in Space? An ever-warming planet? Holidays approaching too fast? What's it all leading up to? "Christmas On The Moon!" ...thats is the new Christmas Jug Band single In case you don't know them, The Christmas Jug Band are stalwart purveyors of the jugabilly mystique! ...A tongue-in-cheek seasonal convergence of San Francisco Bay Area luminaries. This is an album full of Holiday, Jug Band, Skiffle, Blues, Novelty, Humor, R&B, Cajun/Zydeco & Jazz elements. Plus, including the entire album of Live At The West Pole: The wild animal in its natural habitat! Live recording from December of 2018 in the Village where it all began...Mill Valley, California. ...deep in the snow drifts of the "West Pole". The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks deliver their first album of all new material since 2009 continuing their penchant for original holiday raucous jugbandizations and parodies of unlikely classics. Their first release, "Mistletoe Jam" was declared Alternative Christmas record of the year by Midwest Record Recap and now they have broken the 25,000 albums sold threshold, which is quite a lot for an independent narrow-niche campaign. Produced by Tim Eschliman. Recorded live at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA December 20, 2018. Live sound by Michael Jackson of SWMH. Editing, repair & mixing by Tim Eschliman at Global Mobile, Napa County, CA. and Paul Rogers at Braemar Studios, Port Hadlock, WA. Mastered by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at George Horn Mastering in Fantasy Studios.

Artist:
Title:
Bloodless
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Bloodless is the new album by Los Angeles-based musician and writer Claire Cronin. Expanding upon the supernatural and metaphysical themes of her critically acclaimed 2019 album Big Dread Moon and her 2020 horror memoir? Blue Light of the Screen (published by Repeater Books), Bloodless is a powerful work of haunted Americana by one of contemporary indie musicÊs finest singer-songwriters. Like its musical predecessor, Big Dread Moon, the arrangements on Bloodless's nine songs are stripped and sparse, CroninÊs steady electric guitar and spectral voice holding center as strings and synthesizers provide wisps of eerie atmosphere. The sound of Bloodless is both more visceral and more subliminal than Big Dread Moon, due in equal part to months of intensive home recording by Cronin and Ezra Buchla (Cronin's husband and violist) and expert mixing by Deerhoof's John Dieterich (who previously collaborated with Cronin on her 2016 album Came Down a Storm). On clear & black swirl vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Bloodless
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B27) $27.98 

Bloodless is the new album by Los Angeles-based musician and writer Claire Cronin. Expanding upon the supernatural and metaphysical themes of her critically acclaimed 2019 album Big Dread Moon and her 2020 horror memoir? Blue Light of the Screen (published by Repeater Books), Bloodless is a powerful work of haunted Americana by one of contemporary indie musicÊs finest singer-songwriters. Like its musical predecessor, Big Dread Moon, the arrangements on Bloodless's nine songs are stripped and sparse, CroninÊs steady electric guitar and spectral voice holding center as strings and synthesizers provide wisps of eerie atmosphere. The sound of Bloodless is both more visceral and more subliminal than Big Dread Moon, due in equal part to months of intensive home recording by Cronin and Ezra Buchla (Cronin's husband and violist) and expert mixing by Deerhoof's John Dieterich (who previously collaborated with Cronin on her 2016 album Came Down a Storm).

Artist:
Title:
Bing's Abc Of Life
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Bing Crosby was “the most popular entertainer of the 20th Century ‘s first fifty years. During that time the vibrant Crosby baritone and jovial personality sold more than 300. Million records. Bing was featured in over fifty movies , including the 1944 Academy Award-Winning “Going My Way”. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1962 and ranked as the No.1 artist, as he had over 150 hits from 1932-1939. Five of the songs on this CD are performed with The Andrews Sisters, Bing died on,October 14th 1977 of a heart attack on a golf course near Madrid, Spain. All the songs on this CD are in alphabetical sequence hence the title Bing’s ABC Of Life

Artist:
Title:
2 Blues For Cecil
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A19) $19.98 

2 Blues For Cecil features three legends of modern improvised music, trumpeter Enrico Rava, bassist William Parker and drummer Andrew Cyrille. Rava and Cyrille are among the elders of improvised music with their careers going back to the 1960s whereas Parker rose to prominence during New York's loft jazz era of the 1970s. Other than this, they share one major link in their respective careers. Namely, they all have, at various times, been members of late pianist Cecil Taylor's Unit or other ensembles. Enrico Rava, William Parker and Andrew Cyrille first performed together as a trio in tribute to Cecil Taylor, with Taylor himself present, at the Whitney museum in April 2016 as part of an exhibit/program under the heading "Open Plan: Cecil Taylor." 2 Blues For Cecil was recorded on February 1 and 2 at Studio Ferber in Paris following the trio's concert on December 31, 2020 under the heading "Tribute to Cecil Taylor" as part of the Sons D'Hiver festival.

Artist:
Title:
The Mercurial Mr. Damone
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Vic Damone is among the most popular baritones of the postwar period. He also appeared in several movies and hosted a TV series, 1956-57. Vic Damone was born Vito Rocco Farrinola on June 12th 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian immigrants from Bari, Italy. His father was an electrician and his mother taught piano. Frank Sinatra was Vic’s favourite vocalist and inspired him to take voice lessons. He joined the Choir of St. Finbar’s Church. When his father was injured at work, Vic had to leave Lafayette High School early and start earning a living. He obtained the job of usher and elevator operator at The Paramount Theatre in Manhattan. One day Perry Como walked into his elevator. Like quicksilver, Vic auditioned for him. Perry was so taken by his smooth singing that he referred him to a friend for an audition. So it came about that at only 17 years of age, Vic began his professional singing career at Radio Station WHN in New York, on the “Gloom Dodger” show , aimed at fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Artist:
Title:
Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Release Date: 12/8/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B40) $40.98 

(2-LP set) Purple colored vinyl repressing for the band's third album.

Artist:
Title:
Hardcore
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

Orange County heavy hitters DEAD FRIENDS 46 come out swingin' with the release of Hardcore, 11 tracks of pure, old school punk straight from the heart! "(B)rilliant iconic punk - dirty, loud, rough and lustful but with a bit of a twist. These guys are singing about their lives, their losses, their tragedies and their complete and total rejection of the obnoxious assumptions about their music by the narrow-minded mainstream." Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NoHo Arts District "Dead Friends 46's sound is incredible, the intensity of the album phenomenal, and all backed with lyrics that have no lack of authentic experiences behind them." Ralph Cabebe, Rekt Chords Magazine

Artist:
Title:
Sniff 'n' The Tears
Release Date: 12/3/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

The “Fickle Heart” LP was a real team effort. Initially, demos were brought to Chiswick Records by drummer/producer Lou Salvoni. Though more associated with the bar band and punk end of music, Chiswick was much more musically diverse. There is a drive in the lead track ‘Driver’s Seat’ which was the signature sound of what was a tougher record than much of the similar music around it. Engineer Barry Farmer was brought in from Pathway Studios, where he had been at the controls for some earlier Chiswick releases as well as those on Stiff. This was older school than the new upstarts and the band was made up of some of the top musicians around London at the time. Much of it was recorded at Regents Park Studio, where Steve Lipson joined the production team.

Artist:
Title:
Manha De Carneval
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This CD Features two lineups of the Stan Getz Quartet performing live at the Newport Jazz Festival on the third of July 1961 and the second of July 1966. The first session features Stan Getz (ts), Steve Kuhn (p), Scott LaFaro (b) and Roy Haynes (d). The second Quartet consists of Stan Getz (ts), Gary Burton (vibes), Steve Swallow (b) and Roy Haynes (d). Both concerts were performed at Freebody Park, Newport Rhode Island.

Artist:
Title:
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

Singer/Songwriter Taryn Hadfield represents a sound that is equal parts folk, rock-n-roll, and acoustic pop. Drawing from influences like Fleetwood Mac, Bon Iver, Simple Minds, Tears for Fears and even Blink 182, Hadfield combines the energy of Stevie Nicks, the lyrical honesty of Joni Mitchell, and the unassuming vibe of Dar Williams. Taryn Hadfields "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" tells the story of an unapologetic, strong and determined young woman who's over being afraid of taking risks. One of the first musicians to take her talents to the online streaming platform Twitch, Taryn's weekly performances have cultivated a vast and loyal fan base of listeners from around the globe who've fallen in love with her highly dynamic, intensely emotional and disarmingly honest songs.

Artist:
Title:
Sings Music From The Movies
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Dick Haymes was one of the 1940s finest ballad singers. He was born in Argentina and trained in the U.S. He sang with Harry James (I’ll Get By), Benny Goodman (Idaho) and Tommy Dorsey in the early 1940s and appeared in various movies from 1943-1953. He was briefly married to Rita Hayworth. The first thirteen tracks on this CD are songs taken from Dick Haymes movies. He was still singing on the Tommy Dorsey radio show up until June 3rd 1943, during which time he starred in his first 20th Century Fox technicolor musical, “Irish Eyes Are Smiling”. Dick, a frustrated songwriter himself, played Ernest R. Ball, an American who wrote sentimental and Irish songs. The movie also starred June Haver, as a burlesque entertainer, This CD also features the vocal talents of Helen Forrest and Judy Garland in duets with Dick Haymes.

Artist:
Title:
The Old Church
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: LP
List Price: (B22) $22.98 

In 1972, the renknowned and singular folk musician Roscoe Holcomb left his home in rural Daisy, Kentucky and embarked on a west coast tour with Mike Seeger in 1972, which included a performance at The Old Church in Portland, Oregon - a beautiful Carpenter Gothic church built in 1882. Decades later, two particular reels were discovered deep within a pile of 1/4” tape in a shadowy corner of the KBOO Community Radio archives in Portland. Incredibly, those tapes contained the sole surviving evidence of a strikingly intimate and raw performance by Roscoe Holcomb, whose cascading and haunting banjo, guitar and voice echoed and saturated the room and hushed audience. In contrast to Roscoe’s rarely documented (and at times restrained) live performances at folk festivals and television programs, Roscoe seems to have felt more familiar and spiritually moved in the old church that night. Heard here are standout versions of Appalachian folk-blues classics such as Single Girl, John Henry, East Virginia Blues, Swanno Mountain and more. Once cited as Bob Dylan’s favorite singer, Roscoe Holcomb appears at the peak of his powers here, showcasing his immense vocal talents on an extended acapella version of “The Village Churchyard”. The recording itself is warm and mysterious, sounding like the room itself is alive with the spirit, while the rumbles of trucks and hints of city sounds peek through the walls from the outside streets. 160 gram black vinyl LP in gold & black color reverse-board jacket. Co-release with Jalopy Records.

Artist:
Title:
Trials And Tribulations
Release Date: 3/13/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B30) $30.98 

Comprised of Frederikke Hoffmeier (Puce Mary) and Jesse Sanes (Hoax, Liebestod), JH1.FS3 delineates a more subtle "cinema of the ear", and a cold approach to reflecting on experience without leveraging tropes or familiarity.

Artist:
Title:
Highlights
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This CD Features a selection of music taken from Stan Kenton’s appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1975 and 76. Stan made regular appearances at the festival where he not only performed with his band, but was also, on occasion, master of ceremonies introducing other acts. The venue for the performances on this disc was the City Centre in New York. the festival having moved from its original location in Newport, Rhode Island, but still retaining the name and ethos of the original festivals. It should also be noted that this was probably the most popular period in the orchestra’s history.

Artist:
Title:
Live At Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia, February 2021
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: BX
List Price: (B57) $57.98 

(3-LP box set) Live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, Australia, February 2021. Limited edition of 500 in resealable outer sleeve.

Artist:
Title:
Music From The Movies
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Andre Kosterlanetz’s Orchestra was possibly one of the worlds finest performers of light popular music and classics. On this CD we have put together a collection of the orchestra’s performances of film music. A selection that ranges from the 1933 movie “Flying Down To Rio” which was the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, from which the Orchestra plays The Carioca, to the 1945 movie “State Fair” which was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s foray into a screen musical. with the Oscar-winning song, It Might As Well Be Spring, This CD should appeal to not only lovers of light orchestral music , but also movie buffs.

Artist:
Title:
High Plains
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

"Stephen Martin may be fond of a specific jazz segment from the past, but he knows how to frame it in the right way and immediately gives it a contemporary twist. He does that completely in the vein of Mark Turner and Chris Potter. A powerful and especially promising debut full of auditory fireworks." Georges Tonla Briquet, Jazz'halo, Belgium. Full of inspired, fiery conviction, saxophonist Stephen Martin channels the Kansas City jazz ecosystem that nurtured his professional and musical development on "High Plains," his second album as a leader. Teaming with the virtuosic vibraphonist/pianist Peter Schlamb, bassist Ben Leifer and drummer David Hawkins, Martin tears through the Coltrane-inspired original, "The Void," and Frank Foster's "Simone," while Joe Henderson's "Punjab" lopes and swings conversationally. The classic "Easy Living" delivers a ballad's restraint while seeming ready to unfold and burst at any moment. With two of his mentors close at hand - saxophonists Bobby Watson & Matt Otto as a featured soloists, with Otto also producing the session - the atmosphere is loose, rollicking and familial, reflecting the shared sense of dialect, rhythm and purpose.

Artist:
Title:
Born Clarinda Ia
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Clarinda was the birthplace of perhaps the most famous band leader ever and this cd is dedicated to the town that for so many years has hosted the world famous Glenn Miller Festival. By adding the birthplace to the artist’s billing, we are able to achieve an acrostic approach to song selection on this CD. For example, the first letter of “Glenn” is “G” which gives us the first letter of the the first song. We have chosen Georgia On My Mind, and so on. The CD features some unusual rarities as well as more popular numbers for which the Glenn Miller Orchestra is well known and should have a universal appeal to those who remember and love the music of this great orchestra.

Artist:
Title:
Tex Beneke’s Hit Songs
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

When Tex Beneke joined the Glenn Miller Band in April 1938, in its early, struggling days, the leader called him, Tex straightaway and told him he could only afford to pay the sidemen fifty dollars a week. Tex told him he wanted to be the highest paid musician in the band. So he would have to ask for $52.50 a week. Glenn went along with the gag Tex soon showed that he was worth the extra $2.50 . Not only was he a master of his saxophone, tenor or alto, he could also sing. He has been called the poor man’s Johnny Mercer. The British critic, the late Steve Race, was of the opinion that “Beneke was one of the first soloists whose charm depended on the fact that he really could not sing at all.” Tex Beneke sang on thirteen chart entries of the Miller Band between 1930 and 1942. Three of them were No.1s, two of the three being million-sellers. Tex’s Texas drawl proved to be attractive to the record buying public.

Artist:
Title:
The Organist That Never Was
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

France never really took to the Hammond organ, so it came as a surprise to find that in 1954 that the UK Decca label were offering a tranche of 10” LPs from their Ducretet Thomson label which included two, unknown, by someone using the name Virginie Morgan. It appears that someone had cottoned on to the then recent success being enjoyed by Ethel Smith who had visited Europe to great acclaim. they clearly thought a female artist would have more appeal, but couldn’t find one, so they had to settle for a guy - but not to be beaten they invented a female persona, but who is it actually? Well it’s actually a well known Cuban Jazz pianist - who was highly regarded in Paris. His name Michel Ramos. Little wonder we never got a photo of her on any sleeve. However Michel Ramos proved to be a success, for his use of the organ showed considerable expertise, as we think you’ll agree after hearing this offering.

Artist:
Title:
Niggaz4life
Release Date: 6/14/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Reissue.

Artist:
Title:
Jump The Blues
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This CD is affectionately dedicated to George Wein one of the founder members of The Newport Jazz Festival, who has sadly recently passed away. George can be heard playing piano on this CD also a stellar line-up of the following musicians, Ruby Braff, Bud Freeman, Wendell Marshall, Roy Haynes, Buck Clayton, Jack Teagarden, Pee Wee Russell, Lester Young, Don Ewell, Tommy Bryant and Jo Jones. Recording were made at the festival in Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Iasland on the 5th of July 1958 and the same venue on the sixth of July 1963.

Artist:
Title:
Ode To O
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A19) $19.98 

Ode To O is the second release of the OGJB Quartet, a cooperative group that features four longstanding leaders in modern improvised music, saxophonist Oliver Lake, cornetist Graham Haynes, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Barry Altschul. Each group member is a composer in his own right and a master on his chosen instrument. The new release, which follows the highly acclaimed Bamako (TUM CD 050) released in 2019, again features compositions contributed by each of the group's members as well as two collective improvisations. The album is named after Barry Altschul's composition dedicated to the late Ornette Coleman.

Artist:
Title:
Open Spaces
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

Developing his musical voice and extensive performing career in Chicago and the upper Midwest, saxophonist Matt Olson documented his move to South Carolina with his 2019 recording, "789 Miles." Now firmly rooted in the south, Olson teams with his new musical family to present a set of all original music, highlighting the burgeoning musical rapport that's emerged since his arrival. Along with veteran Greenville musicians, Matt Dingledine on guitar, bassist Shannon Hoover & drummer Justin Watt, Olson invited saxophonist Adib Young, an undergraduate student at Furman University, to round out the quintet and contribute two compositions. "As an improviser, Olson is a raconteur who integrates a touch of soul into a commanding voice..." - All About Jazz. "...there's no lack of preaching soul in his playing on this set of uplifting swing, bop, ballad and backbeat." - Jazz Journal (UK)

Artist:
Title:
Hindsight
Release Date: 9/17/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (A26) $26.98 

"...one of the most brilliant and imaginative contemporary composers of mainstream jazz...stimulating and emotive original music with a rare blend of sophistication and organic spontaneity." - Chicago Jazz Magazine. Not a stranger to the idea of infusing one's art with examinations of societal conditions, Grammy-winning trumpeter Charlie Porter follows 2019's "Immigration Nation" with thoughts of how we act in hindsight to deal with the collateral damage of 'progress' and the centuries-old struggles with racism, inequality and corruption. Born during the upheavals of 2020, "Hindsight" reflects the tumult, uncertainty, and fiery emotions of the times, yet with the recent birth of his son, and thoughts of how we're going to leave the planet for the next generation, his "For Ellis" closes the album with a gospel choir and a hymn of hope. Joining Porter on the wide-ranging set of originals are saxophonist Nick Biello, pianist Orrin Evans, guitarist Mike Moreno, bassists David Wong & Damian Erskine, Behn Gillece on vibes, drummer Kenneth Salters, along with several guest performers. "Porter's playing is fluid, expressive, and magnificent." - DOWNBEAT.

Artist:
Title:
The Lost Theremin Album
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

A new LP collection of incredible performances by the virtuosa of theremin, Clara Rockmore, accompanied by her sister Nadia Reisenberg on piano. Recorded in 1975 and never before released on vinyl, this compendium features stellar performances of compositions by Bach, Chopin, Schubert, Gershwin and more, and even features a cello ensemble on a few songs! Some of the finest examples of Clara Rockmore’s unrivaled art - rich with bittersweet moments of air, electricity, human grace and emotional composition all merging into some new thing that is transcendent of time. 160 gram vinyl comes in old school tip-on jacket and includes an 8-page full-size booklet of interviews, photos, and insights with Clara Rockmore, Nadia Reisenberg, Robert Moog, and more.

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Title:
Theremin
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

This LP, originally recorded and released by Delos International in 1977, features the eerily beautiful theremin accompanied by piano. A record of stark simplicity & emotional intensity. We are proud to present the first ever vinyl reissue of this material. Gatefold tip on cover with extensive liner notes detailing the history and inner workings of the theremin and Clara Rockmore. (Previously deleted: 6/1/10. Original release date: 1/8/10)

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Title:
The Color Of Angels
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

"...Some of the most interesting, original music coming from anybody in a long, long time." - Bill Watrous. Composer/trombonist Doug Scarborough presents a compelling collection of new works, fusing music of the West - jazz, with overtones of classical and prog rock - and traditional Middle Eastern elements. Setting the stage with his 2015 release Bridges, where he introduced the trombone to the world as an instrument capable of expressively playing Arabic scales (maqamat), The Color of Angels is a riveting follow-up as he retains the dynamic core of collaborators, Jeremy Siskind on piano, bassist Damian Erskine, and engineer/producer Bob Stark, while adding the distinct voices of violin virtuoso Akram Abdulfattah, Mustafa Boztüy on darbuka and the dynamic drummer, Reinhardt Melz. Possibly reminiscent of some recent projects by Nate Smith, Ibrahim Maalouf, or bassist Avishai Cohen, Scarborough's musical vision is exciting, surprising and cinematic in scope.

Artist:
Title:
Lover’s Alphabet
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Anne Shelton was born Patricia Jaqueline Sibley on November 10th 1928 in Dulwich, London, England. She was hired by Ambrose, the bandleader, who was resident at the Mayfair Hotel in London in the Summer of 1940 when the Battle of Britain was at its height. Anne made her first recordings with his band in August of that year, and was quickly part of his numerous radio operations. On August 27th 1944 when she was only 15 years of age she duetted on Easter Parade with Bing Crosby when he was in London to entertain Allied servicemen. A month earlier Anne had sung with Glenn Miller’s Band of the Supreme Allied Command which was stationed in Bedford, England. In 1949 Anne had two records in the American charts, Be Mine And Galway Bay, She continued to be successful in the 1950s, having an immensely triumphant tour of the U.S. In 1951. Five years later during the Suez Crisis Anne had a No.1 hit with Lay Down Your Arms. This CD follows the format of listing her popular songs from A to Z. Anne did not record any songs beginning with the letters “x” and “z”, and we could not obtain a copy of Anne’s Question And Answer, so we have added two bonus tracks, Swinging On A Star and I’llwalk Alone. We hope you will enjoy Anne’s “Lover’s Alphabet”.

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Title:
Sings His Movie Music
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Francis Albert Sinatra, maybe the greatest popular singer in recording annals and on this CD he performs songs that were featured in some of his early movies, “Reveille With Beverly” 1943, “Higher And Higher” 1944, “Step Lively” 1944, “The House I Live In” 1945, “Anchors Aweigh” 1945, “Till The Clouds Roll By” 1946, “It Happened In Brooklyn” 1947 and “Meet Danny Wilson” 1952. Frank is accompanied by Axel Stordahl and his orchestra on most tracks and singer, dancer Gene Kelly also gets to make a contribution. This CD should appeal to not only Frank’s fans, but also movie buffs.

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Title:
Mouth Full Of Glass
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Mouth Full of Glass, the first solo album by Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (pronouns: she/her/they/them). Written and recorded while finding solace and strength in solitude, Mouth Full of Glass features eight lushly arranged songs that search for the meaning of self within and without partnership. The record explores loneliness as well as the growth and beauty that blooms from within it - through creating it, Stewart reassesses her own relationships in order to communicate with a singular voice. On clear vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Mouth Full Of Glass
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B26) $27.98 

Mouth Full of Glass, the first solo album by Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (pronouns: she/her/they/them). Written and recorded while finding solace and strength in solitude, Mouth Full of Glass features eight lushly arranged songs that search for the meaning of self within and without partnership. The record explores loneliness as well as the growth and beauty that blooms from within it - through creating it, Stewart reassesses her own relationships in order to communicate with a singular voice.

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Title:
Pay Day
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

For our duo album PAY DAY we went to Pinky’s paradise to record in a relaxed atmosphere in beautiful, inspiring surroundings in the hilly vineyards of southern Styria. Our recording engineer Thomas Löffler brought in the equipment and set up a makeshift studio, connecting the rooms we were going to use. I really enjoyed singing and playing with Wilson – we had a ball. Wilson and I had picked songs for the session – some old, some new, some borrowed. The songs are bluesy with several excursions to related musical areas - it’s all music to us. We had lots of fun cooking up our special musical stew with all the natural ingredients, spices and flavors - enjoy!

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Title:
Eternal Aporia
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

"Thomas' crisp and logical solos, technical alacrity and witty compositions have been a dependable pleasure" - Paul de Barros, Seattle Times. Coming from a rich career as a jazz vibraphonist and composer, Ben Thomas found himself enthralled by the sounds and history of tango music, first as a dancer and then as an avid student of the bandoneon. Through his fifteen-year journey, Thomas took trips to Buenos Aires to hear & study with the masters, eventually finding his own voice in the music and performing widely. With "Eternal Aporia," Thomas presents the debut recording of his Tango trio with clarinetist Eric Likkel and bassist Steve Schermer, exploring tango through its encounters with new times and new influences. Following the lead of some of the leaders of the current scene in Buenos Aires, such as Diego Schissi and Exequiel Mantega, Thomas builds his intricate pieces combining rhythmic intensity with lush harmonies, whimsy, and an emphasis on story telling. "Ben is a great composer, and an energetic performer who knows how deep music can go." - Jovino Santos Neto

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Title:
The Music Of Nicholas Brodsky - The Way To The Stars
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This CD features the singing and orchestral talents of not only Mario Lanza, but Jane Powell, Fernando Lamas, Danielle Darrieux, Doris Day, Elizabeth Doubleday, Mary Mayo, Tex Beneke Orchestra and the Two Cities Orchestra. Nicholas Brodsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine, on April 20th 1905. He studied music in Russia till the 1917 Revolution when his family moved to Budapest. He finalised his studies there, in Rome and Vienna. He concentrated on movie music, composing his first score in Vienna for a Richard Tauber film. In the late 1930s Brodsky settled in England where he was hired to compose music for the 1936 Cochran revue , “Home And Beauty”. Lots of scores for British films followed, the most outstanding being “The Way To The Stars” in 1945. After the war Brodsky moved to Hollywood where he was lucky enough to be commissioned to compose the music for a string of Mario Lanza movies, beginning with “The Toast Of New Orleans” in 1950. Nicholas Brodsky’s last film score was for “The Opposite Sex” in 1956. He died in Hollywood on Christmas Eve 1958.

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Title:
This Is Lowrider Soul Vol 2
Release Date: 11/12/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

It’s been almost three years since Sean Hampsey and the Southern (California) Soul Spinners created “This Is Lowrider Soul” for Kent Records, and the ensuing acclaim and enjoyment have made this second volume essential. Only three artists are repeated, which shows the depth of the genre, and two of those – Barbara Mason with her Philly slow-burners and Lee Williams & the Cymbals’ fantastic East Coast harmonies – epitomise the Lowrider soul sound between them. The Lovers are also featured again, providing sweet soul from the Pacific coast. Other big-name groups on the Lowrider scene such as the Hesitations, the Manhattans, the Larks and the Superbs all feature here; the compilation flows admirably, creating a soulful mood as the artists always intended.

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Title:
Psychedelic States: Kentucky In The 60s Vol. 1 & 2
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

(2-CD set) We venture into the great Bluegrass State of Kentucky, which has been no stranger to Gear Fab through the years!!Featuring dozens of never before compiled tracks, this double CD promises to be the best of our previous 24 installments.

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Title:
Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking
Release Date: 12/3/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

(2-CD set) There are probably fewer pundits more qualified to opine upon popular music’s past than Lenny Kaye. A keen observer of, and participant within, rock music’s continued manifestations since its birth pangs in the early 1950s, Kaye’s deep knowledge, erudite analysis and infectious enthusiasm for the many tributaries whence and to where this behemoth of popular culture has flowed is something any aficionado should pay attention to.

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Title:
This Love Was Real L.a. Vocal Groups 1959-1964
Release Date: 12/3/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Classic vocal group harmony from the later years of doo wop, including rare master tapes from the studios of Gary Paxton, George Motola, Kent Harris and Lew Bedell’s Doré label. Featuring previously unheard songs and extensive sleeve notes from LA vocal group expert Steve Propes.

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Title:
Gus Dudgeon Production Gems
Release Date: 12/3/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

Gus Dudgeon is rated as one of the greatest British producers of all time; his work is in millions of homes across the world. Respected music journalist Richie Unterberger has written an 8,000 + words essay and there are 4 pages crammed with tributes from musicians, singers, DJs and friends (including Sir Elton John) in the CD booklet; along with photos and scans over the course of Gus’ career. A percentage of the profits from sales will go to the Gus Dudgeon Foundation and the CD has been compiled with the full approval of them and Gus’ brother Murray. Nb It is also only the second time John Lennon has appeared on an Ace release.

Artist:
Title:
Secret Exit To Another Dimension
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

"The bassist has a real talent for creating modern works that balance expertly between new and old-school forms of expression...deeply melodic forays and from-the-heart blues occupy the same space, unconflicted." - Bird is the Worm. Antwerp bassist, Piet Verbist, has been a central figure in the Belgian jazz scene for decades. With his 5th album on Origin, Verbist turns to the guitar trio format and rekindles his long-time connection with guitarist Hendrik Braeckman, a regular with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra and a fellow force in modern jazz circles. Along with the creative interplay from drummer Lionel Beuvens, the trio unravels an intimate set of originals - along with Charlie Parker's "Cheryl," and Monk's "Pannonica" - building broad atmospheres of color, groove and mood. "Verbist's compositions...give compelling testimony to the ways musical friendships can last a lifetime-and how serendipity, inspiration, and a deep dedication to the music can create a spark when friends' paths do eventually cross." - DOWNBEAT

Artist:
Title:
Some Of This 'n' Some Of That
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Joe Williams, original name Joseph Goreed, (born on the 12th of December 1918, Cordele, Ga., U.S.-died on the 29th of March 29, 1999, Las Vegas, Nev.), He was an American singer known for his mastery of jazz, blues, and ballads and for his association with Count Basie and Lionel Hampton in the 1950s. This CD records a performance he made at the Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island on the 5th of July 1963, fronting a prestigious line-up consisting of Clark Terry (tp/fl/h), Howard McGhee (tp), Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims (ts), Junior Mance (p), Bob Cranshaw (b) and Mickey Roker (d)

Artist:
Title:
Blind Owl Wilson
Release Date: 11/10/2021
Format: LP
List Price: (B22) $22.98 

Blind Owl Wilson was a truly great guitarist and vocalist whose deep well of psychedelic blues songs were buried amongst the catalog of major label rockin' blues band Canned Heat. Blind Owl served as Canned Heat's guitarist and would chip in a song here and there as a front man. A couple of those songs became huge hits in the 60's - "Going Up The Country" and "On The Road Again". Blind Owl's songs for Canned Heat stood in stark contrast to the bands blustery blues rock - his was a gentle and nuanced voice and the themes of his song were all about personal heartbreak, grasping for cosmic understanding, and ecological justice. Here we have an LP of Blind Owl's songs from Canned Heat's records - left to sit alone and take you somewhere unexpected. Blind Owl's personal vision quest can be heard throughout these songs. "Poor Moon' tells the tale of Alan's heartbreak as he watches the moon being misguidedly bombed by man, 'My Time Ain't Long' confronts death, and oh yes, we have the hit tunes on here too. Co-release with Sutro Park records. A true psychedelic masterpiece! (Previously deleted: 3/1/20. Original release date: 10/21/16)


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